Continuing their month-long coverage of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Game Informer got to chat with veteran voice actor, Christopher Sabat about his history with the Dragon Ball franchise. As the voice of Vegeta, Piccolo and Yamcha — as well as the VO producer for Dragon Ball Z and Super — it’s fair to say he knows a little bit about the series. During his interview with Game Informer, he let slip some interesting details about Dragon Ball FighterZ and its Story Mode.
The most obvious bit of news is that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be feature the Funimation English voice cast, with actors like Sabat, Sean Schemmel and Kyle Hebert reprising their roles from the show. According to Sabat, the actual Story Mode does “some very clever stuff” with the cast, with characters often breaking the fourth wall to talk about the action going on on screen.
For example, Yamcha even thanks the player for making him look so cool in battle, meaning that the characters are conscious that they are being controlled by a third party. Bandai Namco and Arc System Works seem to be leaning into the comedic aspect of this non-canon story, which should make for some great moments.
As for the voice of new character Android 21, Sabat reveals that she will be voiced by Jeannie Tirado whose only previous role in Dragon Ball has been the voice of Baby Pan. She’s no stranger to voice acting though, having voiced Sol in SMITE, Zera in Fairy Tail and Clemm in Tales of Zestiria The X.
Besides that, Sabat kept tight-lipped about any other aspects of Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s Story Mode, and any other characters that may be popping up in the game. With Paris Games Week at the end of this month and then PSX in December, I’d expect for more character reveals before 2017 is over.
Source: Game Informer